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Updated Aug 15, 2019

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Scotiabank CEO Brian J. Porter
Brian J. Porter
101 Ratings
  1. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very relaxed environment to work in

    Cons

    service goals are a little high

    Scotiabank2019-08-08
  2. "Overall great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great opportunities for growth within company -Employee benefits

    Cons

    - Poor support teams

    Advice to Management

    Be less focused on money and budgets and invest in resources that will help branches increase efficiency and customer experience.

    Scotiabank2019-08-15
  3. "Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scotiabank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work/family life balance is great if you have good relationship with your manager

    Cons

    too much politics in work place. lack of experienced employee, management does not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Management needs training on how to manage people from other background

    Scotiabank2019-08-15
  4. "Awsome"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture at work, great training, great retirement options

    Cons

    High stress and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Reduce sales pressure to improve employee satisfaction

    Scotiabank2019-07-31
  5. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to work with.

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Scotiabank2019-07-29
  6. "Great role to gain real life experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    involved in the community, working in a team, dealing with people on day to day basis can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    a lot of paper work, compares to top banks technology and systems still need a lot of wok, big focus on sales goals, high sales goals. Can be very stressful job, environment every unstable, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development. Increase pay as job/role very demanding.

    Scotiabank2019-07-28
  7. "Need improved training programs for employees."

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Charlottetown, PE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to proceed further in career if you can meet your targets.

    Cons

    Very inefficient training programs for financial advisor jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your training programs.

    Scotiabank2019-08-06
  8. "Average and competitive with Canadian Banking"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses are considerable based on role and seniority It's extremely international so languages are useful

    Cons

    The pension plans are changing, like in most companies

    Advice to Management

    Retirement benefits should be improved

    Scotiabank2019-07-22
  9. "This is great entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scarborough, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sales Targets are not difficult to hit You will become much better with interacting with customer

    Cons

    system is hard to navigate

    Scotiabank2019-07-19
  10. "Success as an Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I have been working at Scotiabank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Coaches that come into branches to work one on one with advisors and strengthen skills - My branch environment was excellent. Lots of great people. - healthy amount of competition.

    Cons

    - numbers, numbers, numbers. If you dont have your numbers, you're no good to the company. - management in branches has poor leadership skills. People get bumped up very easily and they may not be a good fit for that particular role. - advisor support lines are ridiculously slow. You have to be passed around to get to where you need to be This role consists of constant emails and voicemails. Clients always come...

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    Scotiabank2019-07-16
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